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Welcome to my journal. I post weekly to share my years of experience as a Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur wedding, Elopement, and Proposal photographer. You can explore guides filled with tips on various locations, venues, and more.

Dive in and swoon over all the love stories I’ve witnessed in California and beyond!



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Connor and Tiffany’s Big Sur Garrapata Beach proposal was full of smiles and of course, gorgeous photographs on the cliffs and coast! Connor especially really worked hard to make the day a perfect as he could. He and I worked together to find the perfect location. We scouted lots of locations all over Big Sur […]

I loved getting to meet this lovely couple and help Soroosh plan his epic Big Sur surprise proposal to Hannah! Under the guise of visiting Hannah’s best friend in Santa Cruz, Soroosh and I were putting together a weekend getaway for this special day. Big Sur is actually a new and exciting place for them. […]

Chancy and Alexa’s Treebones Big Sur surprise proposal was such a joy to photograph! Treebones Resort is located along the super scenic Highway 1 and was the perfect place for this lovely occasion. I was delighted to have been chosen as Chancy and Alexa’s local Big Sur proposal photographer. Read on for this awesome session! […]

I loved getting to spend the day with Cody and Melanie for their surprise proposal at Bernardus Lodge & Spa! Bernardus is easily one of my favorite venues to photograph at as a local Carmel photographer. I feel right at home capturing love stories there! It adds such an intimate and charming touch to the […]

This week, I got to team up with Kaitlin again, the superstar behind Pocketful of Plans, to plan Adrian and Antoinette’s Bernardus Lodge & Spa surprise proposal! The two of them are originally from Chicago and have been together for a little over a year now. They decided to celebrate their anniversary here. You can […]

I loved getting to work with an awesome team of vendors to create this luxurious Monterey Surprise Proposal at Sanctuary Beach Resort for Noah and Miloni! I can’t speak highly enough of Pocketful of Plans enough for spearheading this weekend- definitely recommend her going forward if you’re thinking of taking your surprise proposal up a […]

A surprise proposal in Big Sur is my bread and butter as a local Big Sur photographer. What’s not to love about this coastal beauty? Especially at sunset! It’s the perfect spot to get down on one knee and pop that question, which is exactly Mehrad did for his fiancée, Gaby! This lovely couple met […]

I couldn’t wait to capture Tim’s surprise sunset proposal to Steven at Pfeiffer Beach! That’s THEIR beach after all, and I’m right at home there too as a local Big Sur proposal photographer. Pfeiffer Beach is a little off the beaten path but SO so worth every step. It really is the heart of Big […]

Joris planned his surprise proposal to Emily on the weekend they were set to come here- I was delighted to have squeaked in as their local Big Sur proposal photographer! Joris is also a fellow Philly and he works as a professor, whereas Emily is from San Francisco and does marketting in biotech. I loved […]

For Mat, and unbeknownst to his fiancé, Ivy, the next chapter in their lives together was his surprise proposal to her at Pebble Beach! These two were booked for my sunset session on October 10th, 10/10! I love lucky little dates like this for special occasions. It makes my proposal photographer heart dance! Not only […]

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